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Kenbrell Thompkins | Wide Receiver

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
College: Cincinnati
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The Boston Herald believes Kenbrell Thompkins and Josh Boyce could be competing for the same roster spot.
The Boston Globe suggested the same thing earlier this week. Thompkins flashed big-time raw ability as a rookie, but also struggled with drops and mental mistakes. He was a healthy scratch in Week 9, and dealt with hip and head injuries down the stretch. He caught only nine passes after Week 7. Were Thompkins to get squeezed off the roster in New England, he'd have teams lining up to give him a second chance. Mar 20 - 10:57 PM

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Kenbrell Thompkins (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's AFC Championship game versus Denver.

Thompkins was concussed last week against the Colts and was listed as questionable after being limited in practice. The good news for New England is that Aaron Dobson (foot) is back in the lineup after aggravating his injury in Week 17. He'll handle X receiver duties. Also inactive for the Patriots are DL Isaac Sopoaga, CB Justin Green, OL Chris Barker, TE D.J. Williams, DL Jake Bequette, and LB Steve Beauharnais. P Ryan Allen (shoulder) is active.
Jan 19 - 1:39 PM

Kenbrell Thompkins (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship game.

The same is true for Aaron Dobson (foot). Thompkins was concussed in last Saturday's win over the Colts and remains in the league's protocol. We like Dobson's chances of suiting up against the Broncos a little bit better, but there's really no telling with the Patriots.
Jan 17 - 2:54 PM

Kenbrell Thompkins (concussion) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Thompkins is in the league's concussion protocol and has yet to be cleared. Aaron Dobson (foot) was also limited in Thursday's practice. Both Thompkins and Dobson will be updated on Friday.
Jan 16 - 4:20 PM

Kenbrell Thompkins has been officially diagnosed with a concussion, and was limited in Wednesday's practice.

The Pats had maintained radio silence on Thompkins' status since he departed Saturday's Divisional Round win. The fact that Thompkins is already "limited" suggests the Pats believe he'll be cleared for the AFC Championship Game, but practice designations are wholly meaningless in New England. We might not know Thompkins' status until game time. Fellow "X" receiver Aaron Dobson (foot) returned to practice on Wednesday, getting in a limited session.
Jan 15 - 4:16 PM

Kenbrell Thompkins was forced from the Patriots' Divisional Round win over the Colts in the third quarter with a head injury, and did not return.

Thompkins got shaken up on an incomplete pass. His status is uncertain. Thompkins has suffered no known concussions as a pro. He entered the game nursing a hip injury. With the Patriots going run heavy, Thompkins had yet to make a catch on three targets before going down. He should be considered highly questionable for next Sunday's AFC Championship Game. With Aaron Dobson (foot) ailing, losing Thompkins would leave New England extremely thin on the perimeter.
Jan 11 - 11:54 PM

Kenbrell Thompkins (hip) is active for the Divisional Round against the Colts.

Thompkins was listed as questionable, but was active for Week 17. With Josh Boyce on injured reserve and Aaron Dobson inactive, Thompkins will be the Patriots' starting "X" receiver. A big-play threat with bad hands, Thompkins is a boom-or-bust option in daily leagues.
Jan 11 - 6:51 PM

Kenbrell Thompkins (hip) is listed as questionable for the Divisional Round against Indianapolis.

He practiced on a limited basis each day this week. We expect Thompkins to be active and start at X receiver, lining up across from Colts outside CBs Josh Gordy and Vontae Davis for most of Saturday's offensive snaps.
Jan 10 - 3:09 PM

Kenbrell Thompkins (hip) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Thompkins returned to the lineup for the Week 17 finale, so he should be all systems go for the Divisional Round tilt against the Colts. With Aaron Dobson (foot) likely to sit out, Thompkins should handle a full workload at X receiver.
Jan 8 - 5:30 PM

Kenbrell Thompkins wasn't targeted in New England's Week 17 win over the Bills.

That's despite the fact that Aaron Dobson (foot) departed in the first quarter. At the end of an uneven first regular season, Thompkins displayed a knack for making big plays en route to a 32/466/4 line, but also committed a number of unseemly drops. All in all, it was an excellent rookie campaign for an undrafted free agent. Thompkins could serve as the Patriots' starting "X" receiver for the postseason if Dobson isn't ready to go.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 09:37:00 PM

Kenbrell Thompkins (hip) is active for Week 17 against the Bills.

Thompkins is returning from a three-game absence. It's possible he'll be on a snap count, and is active mostly for tune-up purposes ahead of the playoffs. We'd expect Aaron Dobson to see more time at "X" receiver than Thompkins. Thompkins is not a recommended play in daily leagues.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 03:03:00 PM

Kenbrell Thompkins (hip, questionable) was limited in Friday's practice.

Thompkins is routinely listed as limited/questionable, but hasn't played in weeks. His status for Sunday's clash with Buffalo is totally up in the air.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 04:01:00 PM

Kenbrell Thompkins (hip) is practicing Tuesday.

He was officially limited. Thompkins practiced on a limited basis last week, but ended up missing his third straight game. His status is up in the air for Week 17 against the Bills.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 11:17:00 AM

Kenbrell Thompkins (hip, questionable) has been downgraded to out for Week 16 against the Ravens.

LT Nate Solder (concussion) has also been officially ruled out. Thompkins will miss his third straight game despite practicing on a limited basis this week. Aaron Dobson (foot, questionable) made the trip to Baltimore and is tentatively expected to start at X receiver.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 08:04:00 PM

Kenbrell Thompkins (hip, questionable) was limited in Friday's practice.

His status for Sunday's tilt with Baltimore is unclear. In the event he does play, Thompkins would likely share time with Aaron Dobson at X receiver.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 04:13:00 PM

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FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Josh Boyce
4Matt Slater
5Greg Orton
WR21Aaron Dobson
2Brandon LaFell
3Kenbrell Thompkins
4Mark Harrison
5Reggie Dunn
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Michael Hoomanawanui
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K1Stephen Gostkowski